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Comment 2 of 20, added on April 26th, 2010 at 12:36 PM.
an empty threat

This is the first time I've read "An empty threat" but I am a Robert Frost
enthusiast and I can spot some if his trademark patterns.

He developped a style in which people living close to their land (farmers,
woodworkers etc) would converse in a down to earth, but surprisingly
insightful way. These conversational and reflective pieces were often long;
so this is a shorter piece.

The main character recalls his conversation with another in Hudson Bay. It
starts in the outside "political" world, and seems clear, then suddnely you
find yourself wondering about the increasing depth of the lines. It clearly
is not political; its personal and reflective and about transience and
impermanence. (In my opinion!)It also suddenly gets communicative with the
reader; "you" comes into the poem, and RF is suddenly talking to you.


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Comment 1 of 20, added on November 17th, 2005 at 8:56 AM.

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Information about An Empty Threat

Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 13. An Empty Threat
Volume: New Hampshire
Year: 1923
Added: Feb 20 2003
Viewed: 5241 times
Poem of the Day: Jun 5 2013


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